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Crews respond to fire, explosion at Norco facility in Boise

August 15, 2019 - 8:23am
let the containers burn out. No one was seriously hurt, although one of the employees does have a minor injury.  KTVB has a crew on scene,

Iowa officials: Anhydrous ammonia tank leak stopped

August 15, 2019 - 1:07am
.m. Tuesday and the evacuation order lifted. No injuries were reported. Anhydrous ammonia is a farm fertilizer that is stored under pressure

Explosion at northwestern Indiana business injures 3 workers - news - GVTC

August 14, 2019 - 12:13pm
Indiana business injures 3 workers The Associated Press EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An official says an explosion at a chemical tank

More than 15 agencies respond to blaze at Statesville asphalt plant

August 5, 2019 - 10:21pm
say 15 different agencies responded to the call to assist. No injuries have been reported, according to communications. There’s no

No one injured after fire breaks out at southwest Phoenix building

July 28, 2019 - 10:59pm
the building, Overton added.  Hazardous material teams were called at one point due to concern over the chlorine in the building, but it was

Firefighters battle fire at plastic recycling facility in St. Helens

July 28, 2019 - 8:50pm
. HELENS, OR (KPTV) – Firefighters are battling a fire at a plastic recycling facility in St. Helens. Columbia River Fire & Rescue says the

Taylor Farms evacuated due to ammonia leak

July 28, 2019 - 5:38pm
A cloud of ammonia was seen. The leak was outside so the fire department let the gas dissipate naturally. There were no injuries and they'

Metro East fire crews respond to explosions at recycling yard

July 27, 2019 - 7:27pm
there, possibly an old car or a gas tank exploded, setting off several other explosions. No injuries were reported. The Belleville East Side

Fire sparked inside compactor at Santa Maria recycling center, investigators say

July 26, 2019 - 8:51pm
the fire started inside a compactor while a vehicle was being crushed. Flammable liquid residue was ignited by sparks and the fire spread to

Man Injured in East Texas Petroleum Plant Explosion

July 24, 2019 - 10:55pm
One person was seriously injured and a truck was destroyed in an explosion at an East Texas petroleum plant. Morris County Sheriff Jack

Martinez refinery flaring incident sends smoke plume high into sky

July 21, 2019 - 7:23pm
was related to flaring from the Marathon Petroleum refinery, 150 Solano Way, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher said.

Hazmat Crews Respond to Pool Chlorine Spill

July 15, 2019 - 9:54am
they were not contaminated, as chlorine gas can cause serious respiratory problems.  Crews on the scene determined there were no hazardous

One man injured by chlorine leak at Berkeley swimming pool

July 15, 2019 - 4:00am
Department of Natural Resources hazardous materials emergency response team. He estimated that 200 to 250 gallons of chlorine leaked from a

Welding explosion at oilfield servicing company kills worker in El Reno

July 14, 2019 - 10:33pm
at Canyon Oil Field Services at 1608 East Highway 66. The explosion happened outside the shop where a man was welding on an oil field tank.

10 hospitalized after 'mass carbon monoxide event' in McPherson

July 14, 2019 - 6:43pm
McPherson, Kan. Ten men are hospitalized after an incident in McPherson the fire department describes as "a mass carbon monoxide event."

Fire breaks out at Kearny chlorine factory for 2nd time in 3 months

July 10, 2019 - 11:05pm
, was evacuated. Hazmat units were called to the scene. No injuries have been reported. The building manufactures and stores chlorine

Small Fire at United Taconite in Forbes

July 10, 2019 - 3:39pm
it occurred in a coal mill on one of the company's furnace lines. Fire departments responded, and the fire was put out. No one was hurt and

Residents evacuated after 85,000-pound liquid oxygen tank leaks

July 8, 2019 - 10:32am
About 20 people were evacuated after a chemical leak in La Crosse. The incident happened at Airgas on Monitor Street.

Wilmington Food Plant Cleared After Hazmat Response

July 2, 2019 - 7:40am
A hazardous materials situation prompted evacuations from a food manufacturing plant Monday night in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Three UP Workers Taken to Hospital After Ammonia Leak in Cheyenne

July 2, 2019 - 12:31am
Three Union Pacific employees were taken to the hospital Friday evening after an ammonia leak in the Cheyenne rail yard. UP spokeswoman